By: Hawk Ripjaw –
Oh, it’s another Marvel superhero movie weekend. You know what that means: nothing else dares come out at the same time.
This is probably one of the most important movies to come out this year. Not because there’s any political subtext (that we know of) or a character dying of a fatal disease–unless you count Sony’s relentless attempts at rebooting the Spider-Man franchise. At long last, Marvel is finally stepping in.
This is an insane business deal. Let’s just put it out there: Sony’s film division is falling apart. For every good movie they put out, they’ve got three bad ones. One of their “biggest projects” of the year is the fucking Emoji Movie. Spider-Man is all they have left. Marvel wants Spider-Man. Sony is definitely not giving Spider-Man up. So Marvel borrowed creative freedom for a Spider-Man movie that would tie into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and Sony would both bankroll the movie and reap all of the profits. It’s a boost to Sony’s bank account and an even bigger boost to Marvel fandom. Everybody wins. As long as it’s good.
It has to be good. We Spider-Man fans can’t take another failure.